This was filmed outside of the PCASC office (in the backyard) in Portland Oregon on 6.27.11
Laura Carlsen spoke to a group that was interested in hear more on the failed drug war in Mexico and some the history on how we got into this tragic unfortunate position.
Drugs, Guns, and People – The US War in Mexico
Conversation with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Policy Program in Mexico City
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
2249 E Burnside - in the garden around back!
The Drug War is an epidemic of the intersections between militarism, violence, imperialism, immigration and economics. What can PCASC do to stop the Drug War? What is Portland's role in this international situation? Join us in a conversation with Laura Carlsen to think about the intersections of drugs, guns, and people.
Carlsen is a writer and thinker on all issues of popular movement in Mexico. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the impact of the Mexican economic crisis on women in 1986 and has been in Mexico City ever since. She recently co-edited Confronting Globalization: Economic integration and popular resistance in Mexico, and co-authored El Café en Mexico, centroamerica y el caribe: Una salida sustentable a la crisis.